Confession time. The past couple of hours have been rough.. I’m not feeling good all of the sudden and I hate using this term, but I don’t know how else to say it. I feel crazy. I haven’t slept much this this week and I’ve been so busy. Now that I’ve stopped for a whole minute, I’m not sure how well my mental health is holding up right now.
Day 18: Pretty much all my life I've put too much pressure on myself. Obviously the boxing is no different. In the past when I've had a goal to work towards I've always been chasing that extreme high of achieving the next milestone, and alongside that was the extreme low of beating myself up if wasn't doing all the things I thought I should be doing. This is probably the root of my anxiety and depression issues, and is not healthy behaviour.
This became apparent when I went through counselling and we worked to find ways to keep me in the middle ground or the grey area as we called it. If you know me, I hope you also appreciate the irony of this as I love rainbows and colour, but it's the grey area that brings true peace to my life.
Today I took a step back to work on grounding myself as I learned in counselling. To be more mindful and in the now instead of focussing on the past or future. Last night brought up some.old anxieties and bad feelings that I used to run away from or try and banish and that's ok. That's the past, don't worry about that. It also made me think about fight night and how that could go, which is also ok. That's the future and hasn't happened yet, don't worry about that.
My grey area or my present is I'm only 3 weeks into an 8 week course doing something way out of my comfort zone. I'm not amazing it at it, but being good at boxing isn't my goal. My goal is to just learn a new skill, get in that ring in a few weeks time and just do my best. That is it. I just need to stick to training and now work on the areas that were highlighted last night (mainly just get used to being punched in the head!). So I am that cliched, bland, middle of the road word that is the ultimate goal for me - I'm ok.
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Sole Perception | Soul Perception
You gotta spend time with yourself. Not too much time, but plenty of investment time with an appreciative manner towards yourself, discovering who you are, how you see, what you see, & what you want to see more of.
I jokingly asked some friends an ice breaker question, “what’s your perception of the world?”
We all said pass, even myself, who intended the question to open the depths of people.
But now thinking again about it, it’s too much depth, too much honesty, for a joke, but it is a great question to answer for yourself. Do you see love or do you see fear?
For a long excruciating time I saw fear because I saw loss & I saw indifference. Not only did I first-hand see loss, and feel it, it was attached to generations of loss. Not only did I see indifference, & felt invisible, but I even saw depraved desperation that mellowed into indifference, disbelief in connectivity, emptiness.
But now... I see purpose, I see passion, I see movement, I see love. The history I saw of the generations of ancestors in my bloodline don’t lead me any longer, but the bloodline of the one who seeks God’s unity for mankind & God’s love throughout all his days, Jesus Christ, is the one who leads me.
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Honestly things have been a bit tough for me lately, I’ve been really struggling to motivate myself and I’ve been really really tough on myself, hence why I’ve been a bit MIA on here and my blog. So this isn’t the food post I wanted to post but it is a blog post, so I’m celebrating that as a win. A blog post dedicated to how I dealt with my mental health while I was on holiday. Holidays are supposed to be fun and relaxing, but when you struggle with mental health issues even that can seem like pressure. I’m hoping to be posting where I ate on holiday in the next couple of days and then back in the kitchen creating next week 🤞 Thanks everyone for baring with me and my inconsistent posting 😘 Remember you can still purchase a #Littebookofsummer
- the link is in my bio. Also head to my stories for a quick lol cos I’m going to be sharing the funniest photo of me to have ever existed 😂 PS. My hair wasn’t looking it’s finest here as chlorine made it go a bit greeny, lemon juice is your zero waste answer if you’re interested 🍋
Happy Friday ✨ Here’s a cute picture of my cat, James ... hopefully it’ll make you smile 💁🏼♀️ He’s a big baby and just likes to chill out. I’m a total cat person if you haven’t noticed 💕
💫 I’m so thankful for Y O U 💫 Want to know why? Because I’m thankful you show up each day for yourselves, even when you feel like giving up. I’m thankful you are here, apart of this community & apart of this world ✨
Prioritizing yourself is necessary to live a full life. 🌼
Some people won’t “get it.”
They’ll call you selfish and maybe they’ll even write you off.
But the most important thing to remind yourself will be that they’re only responding that way because they haven’t prioritized themselves.
Send them love, send them light, send them a rainbow if you know how. 🌈
And then get back to prioritizing your well being. You’re going to help so many people some day...and we need you feeling your very best for that to happen. 💗
While you're on a journey, whether its for weight loss, education, recovery, mental health etc
Remember its OK to slip up, its OK to make mistakes along the way and its OK for it not to be what you were expecting. Its OK to have patience with yourself, to adapt or change your mind.
Slipping up should never mean giving up! 😘
We just want to say you inspire us.
If you're reading this we are glad you're here
And happy to be in some way connected & apart of this #mentalhealth
💫 Sometimes I like to come up with words and when I’m feeling anxious or stressed, I go back to those words. B R E A T H E when you feel overwhelmed or anxious. H Y D R A T E your body so it can function better. A C C E P T your current state and know that you are okay. G R A T I T U D E for any kindness you receive today 💫
I seriously tell myself this ALL the time. I have to! Because life sucks sometimes and don’t we all hate that feeling when things are all over the place and we have no idea what we want or where we’re going. At my age, I think a lot of us feel this way and it’s ok to not have our while lives figured out at this point. But at the same time, when our minds feel flustered and confused our lives can feel flustered and confusing and vice versa. Please just know that if you feel confused AF in life right now, your not alone 👌🏻
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🙌🏻 Comment ☕️ below if your a coffee drinker! Throughout university I somewhat had a coffee here and there (usually from Tim Horton’s or Starbucks) but I never mad one at home.. I didn’t even own a coffee machine. Now... I’ve got about 10 packs of Keurig cups at my work desk and I N E E D my morning cup of coffee or else... watch out 😉
One of Oprah’s favorite books. A fascinating look at the 5 sensory personality versus the soul. #mentalhealthbreak
: Taraji P. Henson is on a mission to honor her late father and eradicate the stigma surrounding mental health in the African-American community. According to @People
, she just launched the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, which she named after her dad who passed away in 2006 at age 58.
“I named the organization after my father because of his complete and unconditional love for me; his unabashed, unashamed ability to tell the truth, even if it hurt; and his strength to push through his own battles with mental health issues,” she said.
_______________________________________ “My dad fought in the Vietnam War for our country, returned broken, and received little to no physical and emotional support,” she added. “I stand now in his absence, committed to offering support to African Americans who face trauma daily, simply because they are black.” The foundation will work to provide— read more at TheShadeRoom.com! 📷: @gettyimages
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Taking a break for some much needed rest and will be reimagining programming and how to keep them sustainable in the future. 💛
Thank you to everyone that has supported efforts to make healing and creative arts truly accessible to every body in our community!
We served over 500 folks this year through accessible yoga and art programs in our local jail, senior center, and various community organizations and schools. 💛
As I always say...when you are tired- rest, don’t quit. 💛
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Gentle reminder to be kind to everyone 💫 We don’t know a persons story or what they’ve been through; kindness is the best gift to give to someone 💕